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Banker unites East and West

Banker unites East and West

The gig: Dominic Ng, 54, is chairman and chief executive of Pasadena's East West Bank, formerly a savings and loan association based in L.A.'s Chinatown that he built into the nation's largest Chinese American bank, with $23 billion in assets. The bank operates in California, New York, Boston, Seattle, Houston and Atlanta, with full-service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shantou, China. A specialty is helping Americans navigate a maze of regulations to invest in China — and increasingly vice versa, as Chinese investors buy U.S. businesses and homes.

From East to West: Ng was raised in Hong Kong by parents who had fled Communist China. A...

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